Nettie enjoys top year in indoor bowls
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
TOP Gladstone indoor bowler Nettie Hannah is taking a well-deserved rest over the New Year after an outstanding 2005.
Hannah enjoyed, to put it simply, an extraordinary year with a winning run that gained the attention of many across the harbour city.
The highlight for Hannah was her fine victory in the Central Queensland Restricted Ladies Singles event staged at Biloela in April.
That win, against the cream of the region's best was a tremendous achievement, which was made even more noteworthy by the fact Hannah was a late entry into the event.
She only got her start when good friend and fellow Port Curtis bowler Nita Lamberton withdrew due to illness.
But the winning didn't stop there as Hannah illustrated a winning knack that even had her fiercest rivals talking about her as the 'trophy-hunter'.
Showing the CQ crown was no fluke, Hannah made certain the Port Curtis Consolation Ladies Singles and Triples and Gladstone Club Ladies Singles and Rinks titles earned pride of place at her home.
And she backed those victories up with trademark consistency, scoring runner-up finishes in the Port Curtis Consolation Rinks, Gladstone Club Pairs and the Champion of Champion Singles. With all this title success, Hannah may need to build a new mantlepiece, because she has her eyes set on a even better year in 2006.
Her rivals had better watch out.